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Colorado State Engineering/Physical Sciences Technician II in Denver, Colorado

Engineering/Physical Sciences Technician II

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Engineering/Physical Sciences Technician II

Salary

$4,441.00 - $5,354.00 Monthly

Location

Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Department of Transportation

Job Number

HAA-50004560-12/20

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Department Information

This position is only open to Colorado state residents.

This announcement is posted until the position is filled. Applications will be considered as they are received. It is in your best interest to apply as early as possible.

About CDOT

Are you looking for a challenge? Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient? Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service. By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT’s core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect. Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!

State employees make Colorado an amazing place to learn, work, and play. We want every day to feel like an opportunity. We want to be surrounded by innovation, vibrant optimism, and creativity. Most of all we want to feel like we’re doing what we’re meant to be doing. It’s our nature. Working for Colorado means being surrounded by people who share your vision. It’s where making a difference meets a pioneering spirit. Reach your peak state and together let’s share everything we love about Colorado. To learn about the State’s Employee Value Proposition visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/evp

Life at CDOT during COVID-19

At CDOT, we have taken several measures to protect employee safety and health, while ensuring continuity of operations. Employees with the ability to perform their job duties from home are encouraged to do so. For those employees who are working on-site, facial coverings in public spaces and social distancing when possible are required. We will provide employees with masks, as needed. We have implemented frequent deep cleaning and disinfecting procedures in our buildings and equipment. You can expect your interview to be done remotely and visitors to any CDOT building are required to pre-screen. You can rest assured that we are committed to doing our part to keep employees connected, healthy, safe, and productive during these challenging times.

Total Compensation/Benefits

In addition to a fantastic place to work, CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include:

  • Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)

  • Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Medical and dental plans with no cost preventative services

  • State paid Life Insurance with optional additional life insurance

  • State paid Short Term Disability coverage, with optional long term disability plan

  • Participation in PERA with 2 retirement plan options, and voluntary PERA 401K and 457 plans

  • Credit Union membership

  • Work life programs

  • State Employee Assistance programs at no cost

  • Tuition and certification reimbursement program

  • Access to a diverse array of technical, leadership, supervisory and specialty training across the state, in addition to personal development and productivity learning opportunities

  • State employee discount programs

To learn more about our benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits

To learn about the total compensation package for State government employment visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/totalcompensation

Life at CDOT during COVID-19

At CDOT, we have taken several measures to protect employee safety and health, while ensuring continuity of operations. Employees with the ability to perform their job duties from home are encouraged to do so. For those employees who are working on-site, facial coverings in public spaces and social distancing when possible are required. We will provide employees with masks, as needed. We have implemented frequent deep cleaning and disinfecting procedures in our buildings and equipment. You can expect your interview to be done remotely and visitors to any CDOT building are required to pre-screen. You can rest assured that we are committed to doing our part to keep employees connected, healthy, safe, and productive during these challenging times.

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Description of Job

The Engineering Physical Science Technician position is located in CDOT’s ROW Denver office and works under a licensed Professional Land Surveyor (PLS). This position provides support and has the following additional responsibilities: Applies the processes and procedures in the program’s manuals and specifications. Is proficient in the use of land survey equipment and software and regularly attends training updates. Independently applies Terrain Modeling Survey System (TMOSS) codes and reviews data for accuracy. Creates Right of Way Plans using Microstation and conducts thorough research independently.

Major duties and responsibilitiesinclude, but are not limited to:

  • Assists Professional Land Surveyors by setting up and operating survey instruments to include total stations, data collectors, global positioning system (GPS) equipment and digital level;

  • Trains less experienced on operation of survey equipment;

  • Understand survey datums and projections and utilizes that information in the field to obtain survey data tied to a control network;

  • Collects topgraphic data for the preparation of topographical maps of highway lands and properties;

  • Organize, sort, and file right-of-way plans, plats, maps, and title information;

  • Respond to request of information from internal and external customers;

  • Other job duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

  • Primarily 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM work hours, Monday-Friday

  • Approximately 50% spent in the field, 50% spent in the office

  • Travel required during work hours for project meetings, field inspections and trainings in locations within the state. Overnight travle may be required.

  • Required to operate CDOT vehicles

  • Required to lift up to 20 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

This experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.

  • A high school diploma or GED certificate

  • AND at least five years of engineering or physical sciences assistant or technician experience, which included 1 year experience utilizing survey equipment and computer drafting programs or associated software.

  • A current valid driver's license is required for this position as it requires operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position.

Substitution: Satisfactory completion of course work from an accredited, non-correspondence college or university in surveying, engineering, geomatics/geospatial, or title abstracting may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

NOTE: If using the education substitution, a legible copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) or credential evaluation report must be submitted with your application. Transcripts must show coursework completed and/or degree conferral. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report will result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position.

The Exceptional Applicant will be an experienced Survey Technician and will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

  • Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;

  • Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;

  • Proficiency in the use of current survey equipment, software, and technology;

  • Ability to, and experience with, conducting thorough research independently;

  • Experience applying survey codes and reviewing data independently;

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing assignments;

  • Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;

  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills;

  • Strong time and project management skills, including prioritization and multi-tasking ability;

  • Excellent reasoning, investigative, analytical, and problem solving ability;

  • Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral;

  • Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;

  • Passion for safety;

  • Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations;

  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel), Gmail and Google Applications, SAP, MicroStation, InRoads, CADD, and the ability to quickly learn other software systems.

Employment Screening

If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization. As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction. In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with “Info Cubic”.

Info Cubic, a consumer reporting agency, will obtain the report for CDOT. Further information regarding Info Cubic, LLC, including its privacy policy, may be found online at www.InfoCubic.com (http://www.infocubic.com/) . Info Cubic is located at 116 Inverness Drive East, Suite 206, Englewood, CO 80112, and can be reached at 877.360.4636.

The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks. CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying. The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources. The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.

Supplemental Information

Notifications: All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from "state.co.us (http://state.co.us/) " and "info@governmentjobs.com" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.

Applicant Checklist: Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado’s website.

Complete Applications must include the following documents:

1) A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement)

2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application)

3) A Cover Letter

4) A Resume

5) If using the education substitution, a copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing completed coursework, degree conferral (if applicable), and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation

Requirements for the cover letter: Please upload your cover letter as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to angelita.sims@state.co.us. Please label all pages with your full name. The cover letter limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins. The education, experience, abilities, and accomplishments listed in this announcement have been identified as critical to successful performance in this position. Your cover letter should address your interest in and qualifications for this job with CDOT. Please be specific and detailed in describing experience, abilities, and accomplishments as they relate to this position’s requirements and major duties as described in the announcement.

Only complete applications will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit transcripts by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement will result in your application being rejected.

Former employees of the Colorado Department of Transportation System or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application.

Transfer, Non-Disciplinary Demotion or Reinstatement:

If you believe that you are eligible to be considered as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement to this vacancy, you must submit a completed application following the directions in this job announcement and you will be included in the selection process along with other qualified applicants. If you are the finalist for this position after the selection process, Human Resources will confirm your eligibility to be appointed as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement applicant.

The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through comparative analysis of merit and fitness. Part or all of the assessment for this position will include a review of your application material. Applications will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Experts to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. They may also use the application material to assess and rank applicants who meet the minimum requirements, to cut to a top group for additional assessment, or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Be sure your application material specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Duties, Education and Experience Requirements, and Exceptional Applicant sections as listed above. Upload additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate in any of step of the selection process and placement on the eligible list.

Appeal Rights: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

The Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb/forms-2 . Any appeals must be in writing and received no later than 10 calendar days from the date the examination was administered. Send appeals to the appropriate address as indicated on the Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form. The above ten-day deadline and appeal procedures apply, as well, to all charges of discrimination.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

ADAAA Accommodation: CDOT is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to Angelita Sims at angelita.sims@state.co.us (mailto:erin.hardin@state.co.us) or 303-757-9225.

YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF COLORADO TO APPLY. CDOT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO A DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE WORKFORCE.

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